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Firefox revamped address bar / Awesome bar

Hello, Firefox update today and once again i have the revamped address bar back. Is there any way to turn it off? like COMPLETELY turn it off, not just make it smaller or… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox update today and once again i have the revamped address bar back. Is there any way to turn it off? like COMPLETELY turn it off, not just make it smaller or anything like that. i just want the old bar back, thats it!

the old method with turning update1 in config settings off doesnt work anymore...

Asked by kevin.kllaus 1 hour ago

Last reply by yogyta kalwar 5 seconds ago

How do I revert back to original address bar in v77

Title says it all. Not sure why FF thinks that we shouldn't have the pull down to access our frequent sites but here we are again. The fix for 75 doesn't work in 77. I… (read more)

Title says it all. Not sure why FF thinks that we shouldn't have the pull down to access our frequent sites but here we are again. The fix for 75 doesn't work in 77. I did find a suggested fix for 77 on winaroo but it doesn't work for me.

Please help, I NEED pull down in the address bar.

Asked by yelnock 1 hour ago

Last reply by AKASH kUMAR 6 minutes ago

Highlighted text in address bar very unclear

After a recent update, the highlighted text in the address bar got a lot less clear. Previous: background will turn blue, letters are white Current: background won't chan… (read more)

After a recent update, the highlighted text in the address bar got a lot less clear. Previous: background will turn blue, letters are white Current: background won't change, only the letters themselves change color

It a lot harder now to see which part is highlighted. I found a work-around to restore the old address bar but I guess in a recent update, this doesn't work anymore.

How can I get the older, much better look back?

Asked by dj_razor 2 hours ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 2 hours ago

Adblock Plus opens new window each time I start and won't keep settings

Somehow I got Adblock Plus and it's been nothing but trouble. First I noticed ads that weren't there before, then it kept opening new windows about just downloading ABP a… (read more)

Somehow I got Adblock Plus and it's been nothing but trouble. First I noticed ads that weren't there before, then it kept opening new windows about just downloading ABP and it won't keep my settings. Last week I wrote an email asking for help and didn't get a reply. This ABP Plus is a MESS.

1. It won't keep my settings.

2. Right now I have no fewer than 5 "Installation" tabs in my browser. How do I make them STOP? It started after this last time that I updated your program.

3. Right now I don't even know if it's working right. How can I go back to the last version that didn't foul up?

Today, I went to Firefox website and was going to download to plain old Adblock but that page said it was not monitored. see attachment. So I went to the Mozilla website. see attachment. When I clicked on "Recommended extensions may also be found while browsing with FF...." it took me to a page that didn't have anything about AdBlock. Over an hour later, I ended up right back where I started from. I'm exhausted and I give up trying to follow links that take me back again and trying to describe how it's taking me round in circles. How do I go back to the old AdBlock? It worked well for me, didn't make me reset every time I open my browser and actually blocked ads. Firefox, Windows 8.1 latest versions. Please reply in simple English I am a senior and techy words just make my head swim. If someone replies and I don't reply back, it may be that I can't get on the internet, the wifi here is lousy at best and most of the time, not at all. I try to get on the internet several times a day, if someone replies I will reply as soon as I can. Don't give up on me. Thanks, Bernadine

Asked by BernadineAD 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago

homepage

After installing the most recent update of Firefox, Firefox will no longer open with the designate homepage. Instead, it opens with a blank page. When I click on the Ho… (read more)

After installing the most recent update of Firefox, Firefox will no longer open with the designate homepage. Instead, it opens with a blank page. When I click on the Homepage icon in the toolbar, the designated home page will open, but it will not open automatically when Firefox is initially launched. Until the update, whenever Firefox was launched it would open with the homepage, which is what I would now like for it to do. I've checked the applicable settings and they are as they always were. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Steve

Asked by sff1 2 days ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 5 hours ago

expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 2 days ago

Last reply by tunesrcoolII 5 hours ago

URL Drop down arrow is gone again

Hello everyone! So it looks as if the drop down arrow is gone again with the latest update. I tried the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from… (read more)

Hello everyone!

So it looks as if the drop down arrow is gone again with the latest update. I tried the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from true to false and it was still false from the last update. Please help!

Asked by Mel 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 hours ago

Down arrow in the addres bar

the down arrow in the address bar (that shows previously visited sites ) is gone for good ? is there a way to bring it back? or is there an add on I can use? That was th… (read more)

the down arrow in the address bar (that shows previously visited sites ) is gone for good ? is there a way to bring it back? or is there an add on I can use? That was the main reason i was using firefox over chrome

Thanks

Asked by hetzermx 12 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 hours ago

Force addon update during launch

Hi, I've been looking for a way to force installed addons to update at launch, but haven't had much success. My real motivation behind this is to have a master profile, a… (read more)

Hi,

I've been looking for a way to force installed addons to update at launch, but haven't had much success. My real motivation behind this is to have a master profile, and use disposable copies for throwaway web browsing. I understand that private browsing mode provides something in that vein, but there are limitations in the way it has been implemented, and I would like to have an entirely separate preconfigured firefox instance for each usage.

Is there a way to do this, or to force install the most current version of an addon from the repositories and to initiate it from the command line?

Thanks,

-cb

Asked by cb 15 hours ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 12 hours ago

Disable the new address bar features in Firefox 77

Hi, I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work. I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it in… (read more)

Hi,

I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work.

I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it interferes with viewing the page, and it very much feels to me like change for the sake of change.

If someone can pass this on to whoever makes these unilateral decisions :

Don't make changes to the user interface that are not optional. How do they not understand that changing the UI for hundreds of millions of people is not a good idea?

So my question is, how do I disable the new urlbar "features" and return to a plain static one?

Asked by Deirdre Young 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 12 hours ago

Odd behavior in Firefox 77 extension manager. What's going on with extensions?

I am finding it difficult to turn extensions on and off in Firefox 77 extension manager. The button will not stay in the On or Off position. I have to go through this ope… (read more)

I am finding it difficult to turn extensions on and off in Firefox 77 extension manager. The button will not stay in the On or Off position. I have to go through this operation over and over before On or Off becomes effective.

In the prior version of Firefox, this had also been balky, but Firefox 77 seems to have kicked it up to a new level.

For example, I'm having trouble with the LastPass extension (it becomes unresponsive, cannot log in). I had to turn it off in the extension manager numerous times before the button stayed in the Off position. Yet the extension icon remained in my browser bar! What's more, I finally was able to log in when the extension was "disabled", according to the Firefox extension manager.

What is going on with Firefox and its extensions?

PS Why is it so hard to find how to start a topic in this forum?

Asked by crabpaws1 17 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 17 hours ago

LastPass extension doesn't work in Firefox 77 Mac OS?

Having a lot of trouble with LastPass extension. It will go dead -- cannot log in through browser extension, nothing happens, I have to log in at LastPass.com to see my p… (read more)

Having a lot of trouble with LastPass extension. It will go dead -- cannot log in through browser extension, nothing happens, I have to log in at LastPass.com to see my passwords.

Used to be, I could turn the extension on and off in Firefox and it would go live again. This stopped working maybe a month or so ago. (It became difficult to turn extensions off and on, the little button just wouldn't stay in the Off position. Just refreshed to Firefox 77 and now it's even harder to turn extensions off and on.)

Then I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the LastPass extension a few times. This would work for maybe a few days, then the extension would go dead again.

I refreshed Firefox yesterday to address this problem (and Firefox's own frequent crashes); the LastPass extension worked after install but went dead overnight. Turning it off and on does not revive it.

LastPass support has been no help. Despite similar complaints from others on different OS platforms, LastPass claims it cannot replicate the problem.

It is possible LastPass just doesn't work in Firefox any more?

Asked by crabpaws1 18 hours ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 17 hours ago

Finding screenshot tool

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the … (read more)

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the Screenshots tool. The Firefox Screenshots help page says

"To use Firefox Screenshots, click on the Page actions menu in the address bar and select  Take a Screenshot from the drop-down."

There isn't any "Page actions" menu: not in the address bar itself, not in the dropdown menu for Firefox, File, View, History (of course), Bookmarks (ditto), Tools, Window, or Help. So how do I access the Screenshots tool?

Asked by markamandel 20 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 20 hours ago

All webpages continue scrolling after I've taken my fingers off the touchpad

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1. When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fin… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1.

When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fingers off the touchpad, the page keeps scrolling until it slowly slows down and eventually stops or hits the end of the page. It doesn't then stop when I place my fingers back on the touchpad, so it just carries on regardless to another part of the page. It's ludicrous as it just goes past whatever I'm trying to look at! If I keep my fingers on the touchpad it stays put but as soon as I take them off, it's off on it's jollies again.

Is there anyway to disable this? I've unchecked smooth scrolling and autoscrolling. I've never had Firefox behave like this before on any Linux distro.

Asked by firefox739 1 day ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 20 hours ago

screenshot capabilty

Hello i have firefox v73.Today i noticed when take a screenshot using firefox's built'in capability and selecting an area the downloading stuck.I ha… (read more)

Hello i have firefox v73.Today i noticed when take a screenshot using firefox's built'in capability and selecting an area the downloading stuck.I have windows 10 built 1809

Asked by vasilsi 3 months ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 21 hours ago

Change theme with user.js file

Hi, I'm trying to change the theme (only using standard dark and light themes) from a linux terminal. My attempted routes include changing a user.js file (the rest of the… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to change the theme (only using standard dark and light themes) from a linux terminal. My attempted routes include changing a user.js file (the rest of the file works), in particular setting extensions.activeThemeID (I've also attempted doing this in about:config, as well as editing the extensions.json file).

I can change the theme by going to add-ons in a browser. This works fine. I was hoping to automate it (it's not the 1980's - clicking three times to change to a default theme seems unnecessary).

Am I missing something that must be changed in about:config or any other file to change the theme? The extensions.activeThemeID changes when changing the theme in add-ons and seems the likely option but does nothing if I change this value myself.

Asked by eddiewh 6 days ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 21 hours ago

Background colors on Firefox browser

How do I change Firefox Homepage background color? I need it to be other than white. I need the dropdown menus to be other than white also. I have tried Firefox Color, … (read more)

How do I change Firefox Homepage background color? I need it to be other than white. I need the dropdown menus to be other than white also.

I have tried Firefox Color, Dark Themes, Options, etc.

I don't understand how to use Stylus or something like that.

The white hurts my eyes so severely that I refrain from using them.

I am using Windows 10 on a laptop.

Asked by siriusalw 23 hours ago

Last reply by Aashish Kumar 23 hours ago